PRESS RELEASE: Commonwealth FC / Boston Rams Join Forces


We are excited to announce that CFC and Boston Rams have agreed to join forces and combine their personnel and resources, beginning with tryouts in June 2017.  Going forward, the Clubs will compete under the Commonwealth FC name.  Both clubs share the same values of providing a high quality, value-oriented club soccer program, and know that the combined clubs will provide the best possible platform for all of their players and teams for player development, training, and the opportunity to compete at the highest level.

Combining CFC’s coaches, staff, and players, with the best of the Boston Rams coaches, staff, and players, will give CFC the resources and infrastructure to fulfill CFC’s vision of being a full service soccer club, offering NSL league play, competitive progressive training and specialty training for its players, Camps, Clinics, Health and Fitness, Academies, Goalie Training, Tot programs, College training, and Community Service projects.  Through this process, we will remain true to the Club’s core vision of providing the top-flight soccer experience that club soccer players need and expect, while maintaining a focus on the Club’s cornerstone values of sportsmanship, integrity, confidence, hard work, determination, respect, and community.  Boston Rams Director of Coaching Mike Madden will join Commonwealth and will remain in the position Director of Coaching for the combined Clubs.  Coach Madden brings a wealth of soccer knowledge and experience in youth soccer programs, and currently serves as the Head Coach at Milton High, and as the Associate Head Women’s Coach at Curry College. Gary Burke, our present DOC will move up to Club Director.  

“This partnership isn’t about becoming a bigger club, it’s about taking all that both of these clubs has to offer and become a better Club. The goal is to offer each player at every level and age group the best experience possible while remaining true to our mission statement. We will truly be a Player first Club. I am excited to work with Mike Madden and the Boston Rams professional staff, building on Commonwealth exceptional professional and administrative staff already in place” said Gary Burke.

“I am extremely excited to work with Gary Burke and the entire Commonwealth FC family to continue to offer the family club atmosphere with quality coaching that serves the needs of both the serious and developmental player. I will continue to work hard to help this club succeed at all levels,” said Mike Madden.

CFC will still continue to compete in the Northeast Soccer League (formerly MAPLE), who has recently partnered with US Club Soccer.  NSL will provide the club with a top-level competitive environment that our combined Commonwealth FC players need to continue to develop their abilities.  As with other regional club soccer program, this combination will result in CFC drawing from a wider geographical base to include players from neighboring communities.  Training sites and facilities will continue to be located throughout Braintree, including the lighted field turf varsity field at Veterans Stadium, and the second field turf field, both located at Braintree High School.

The Commonwealth FC tryouts are scheduled for June 5th – 16th and open to all towns and cities. For updates and tryout schedules, please visit